The games start Friday, so it's time for a last preseason projection of the NCAA Tournament bracket.
The No. 1 seeds are the same as our way-too-early update -- Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Villanova are all on the top line.
And for this bracket update, here's a look at the entire 1-68 seed list of teams who are projected to make the 2017 tournament field.
This is one of Mike Krzyzewski's most talented teams yet, and that's saying something.
It's a rare season without the top-rated recruiting class for Coach Cal, but only because of Duke. The formula is the same as always -- talented freshmen and a mix of vets.
The Jayhawks might have the best freshman of the bunch in forward Josh Jackson. He'll join returning stars Devonte Graham and Frank Mason.
The defending champs return Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins and should make taking the title from them very difficult.
Brice Johnson is gone, but there is still a lot of talent at UNC. Don't be surprised if the Heels make another Final Four push.
6. Oregon Ducks
Dillon Brooks leads an experienced team that was a No. 1 seed last season and could be again in 2016-17.
Austin Nichols, the transfer from Memphis, will be a key addition this season, assuming he doesn't find himself in hot water again.
All the Badgers do is win. This season, they'll do it with All-American candidate Nigel Hayes leading the way.
Thomas Bryant stayed in school and James Blackmon returns from injury to lead what should be a strong season for the Hoosiers.
The Cardinals' biggest issues will be off the court. If Pitino can keep the distractions at bay and the NCAA doesn't come down on Louisville during the season, this should be another great year.
Caleb Swanigan, Vince Edwards and Isaac Haas make for a stellar front court. Now, if the Boilers can just take care of the basketball.
12. Arizona Wildcats
The loss of Ray Smith to yet another injury has the Wildcats a little down on this list, but Sean Miller still has plenty to work with.
With Gavin Schilling out, Tom Izzo will be relying on a strong freshman class led by Miles Bridges a lot more than he would prefer.
With Myles Davis' status in doubt, the Musketeers have been knocked down a notch.
15. UCLA Bruins
Lonzo Ball should be the engine that drives the Bruins back into the tournament.
16. St. Mary's Gaels
The Gaels were good last season and every starter returns. This could be the year they derail Gonzaga.
17. Gonzaga Bulldogs
Although, that derailing won't come easily. Prezemek Karnowski returns from injury and Nigel Williams-Goss is eligible after transferring in.
Most people thought 2016-17 would be the Rams' year, but injury put things off a season. EC Mathews and Hassan Martin should be ready to go.
The team nobody loves to play. The Mountaineers will grind their way into a good seed behind Jevon Carter.
20. UConn Huskies
The Huskies are the American Conference favorite and should get a few good tests in nonconference play.
Ivan Rabb turned down a big payday to return to Cal. He and Jabari Bird should challenge in the Pac-12
The Bluejays are back in the hunt for a spot in the tournament and a decent seed thanks to a great back court.
The Seminoles have a chance to crack the top 25 behind Xavier Rathan-Mayes and Dwayne Bacon -- because everything is better with bacon.
If UConn falters, the Bearcats will be there to steal the American Conference title.
Monte Morris is one of the best point guards in the country.
26. Butler Bulldogs
The Bulldogs will need a big year from Tyler Wideman if they are to reach these heights.
27. Miami Hurricanes
The Hurricanes will still be talented, but younger, thus an expected step back this season.
28. Syracuse Orange
Tyler Lydon returns and is joined by Nebraska transfer Andrew White in an effort to repeat last season's improbable Final Four run
29. Dayton Flyers
Scoochie Smith is not just a good player, but has a fun name to say. Archie Miller always has his guys ready to compete.
30. Texas A&M Aggies
The Aggies had a great run to an SEC co-championship last season, but that will be difficult to duplicate this season with a lot of new faces.
31. Texas Longhorns
Shaka Smart has a young but talented group that may be a year away from doing serious damage in the Big 12
The Wolverines struggled without Caris LeVert in the lineup last season as he dealt with injury. He's gone for good now, but most of the rest of the team returns.
33. San Diego State
The defensive-minded Aztecs are the favorite, and likely the only participant from the Mountain West this season.
Melo Trimble is back, but looking for some familiar faces and not finding many. Is he capable of carrying such a heavy load?
Buzz Williams' team caused some fits last season and is ready to take another step forward this season.
No more Ron Baker or Fred Van Vleet, but the Shockers should still be the class of the Missouri Valley.
37. Oklahoma Sooners
Buddy Hield is gone, but the cupboard isn't totally bare. Jordan Woodard and Khadeem Lattin are still around and few coaches are better than Lon Kruger.
38. VCU Rams
If JeQuan Lewis takes another step forward this season, he and Mo-Alie Cox could be the 1-2 punch to push Rhode Island and Dayton in the A-10.
Bryce Drew is gone to Vanderbilt and former assistant and Stanford star Matt Lottich takes his place. Most important though, Alec Peters is back.
40. Monmouth Hawks
Known for their bench mob and getting unjustly snubbed by the committee last season. Look for the Hawks to take it out of the committee's hands this season.
No more Isaiah Whitehead to lean on, but the Pirates should still have enough to be a bubble team.
42. Baylor Bears
Baylor lost Rico Gathers and Taurean Prince from last season and those guys will be hard to replace.
43. SMU Mustangs
Larry Brown built things up to the point that SMU got the NCAA hammer. Now former Illinois State coach Tim Jankovich is in charge.
Bryce Drew takes over from Kevin Stallings and has some talent to work with.
The Trojans lost their two best players, so they will be fighting harder to find a spot in the field.
46. Florida Gators
Mike White looks to build off an NIT campaign in his second season at the helm in Gainesville.
The Wolfpack will have a dynamic talent in Dennis Smith Jr. The question is how much help will he get.
The Buffaloes should battle for the middle of the Pac-12, and that might be just good enough.
Everything I said about NC State and Dennis Smith goes the same for the Huskies and Markelle Fultz.
When we last saw the Blue Radiers, they were shocking the world by beating Michigan State. They should be a higher seed this March.
51. Princeton Tigers
For the longest time, Penn and Princeton ruled the Ivy. The Tigers are back to claim the top, but this season they'll have to win a tournament to get here.
52. UNC Wilmington
The Seahawks are loaded up to make another run at the top of the Colonial.
Don Monson, formerly of Gonzaga and Minnesota, has one of the best players in the Big West in Justin Bibbins
Four starters return from last season's SoCon champions.
The Mavericks are hoping to make their first-ever tournament appearance behind Kevin Hervey.
Just about everyone returns for the Catamounts, who are favored in the America East.
The Tigers were only a game back of OVC standard bearer Belmont last season and are ready to take the next step.
58. Ohio Bobcats
Saul Phillips' boys will battle Akron toe-to-toe for the top spot in the MAC.
The Mastadons were close last year. They will finish the job this season.
Weber lost Joel Bolomboy to the NBA, but the Wildcats don't rebuild, they reload.
Marvin Menzies is off to Vegas, but the Aggies are still a step ahead of everyone else in the WAC.
Four starters return from a team that wasn't far off a year ago.
Brad Underwood is gone and Thomas Walkup has walked on, so it won't be as easy for the Lumberjacks this season.
Dunk City is back, baby! FGCU will battle defending Atlantic Sun champ North Florida and hope to stay out of Dayton.
65. Winthrop Eagles
The Eagles might be better than this, but their league might drag them down.
Mike Davis has a freak athlete in Derrick Griffin. He's worth the price of admission.
The Knights have everyone back from last season's tournament team.
68. Howard Bison
Every starter returns for the Bison, including the nation's leading scorer from a year ago, James Daniel.